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Bring the whole gang because this suite sleeps up to six guests. It features a balcony, queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. Everyone can hang out in the living and dining area and there is a luxury bath with shower. Includes butler and concierge service. Note: Accommodations shown are artists renderings and are representational only.

Family Suite with Balcony (SD)
Decks: Deck 12
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Cabin 11030
Cabin was awesome. Had huge master bathroom with windows in the shower stall and over the tub. Had a nice living room with dining area and then a spare bedroom with it's own bathroom. More storage space than I could ever use, in room Kurig coffee maker, and 4 televisions. (one about the tub1) Balcony was standard size but had nicer loungers. The amenities that come with a suite are as good as the suite itself. Here are some of the extras you get with a suite: We were ushered into a private room and served food and drinks while waiting to board and then escorted directly to our room, as soon as boarding began, which had beautiful flowers and a bottle of champagne waiting. We had access to Cagney's for breakfast and lunch, which is only open to suite guests and the food was excellent. The butler made all of our dinner reservations, left canapés in our room every day and provided excellent room service for anything we asked for. When tendering to a port, the concierge took me to a private elevator and directly on to the tender boat with no waiting. On debarkation day, we met the concierge in a lounge and were then escorted in a private elevator directly to the front of the line getting off the ship. If I could afford to, I would never not have a suite again. If you ever get a chance for a good deal on a suite, DO IT!
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Cabin 11550
The cabin was immaculate! Our Butler delivered hors d'oeuvres every afternoon and kept the coffee and mini-bar stocked. The master bathroom was huge and we enjoyed the view from the whirlpool bath and the window in the shower. It was definitely worth the "splurge", and the kids loved having their own space as well. Would recommend for a family!
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Cabin 12020
Vacation of a Lifetime! cruisefamily66
We were in the family suite with a balcony (deck 12) and it was beautiful! Our butler and steward were amazing and very friendly! We had all three beds out (King size, Murphy bed and sofa bed) and still had plenty of room! The room was very spacious and had a large balcony that fits two lounge chairs and two additional chairs and a table. FYI the balcony for this room is NOT covered - great for tanning on your own balcony - but might be a problem if the weather is bad. I was initially worried when I discovered it was not covered, but actually enjoyed the open balcony and the sunshine! Loved the bathroom. Bath tub and spacious separate shower. Double sink and lots of storage. Very nice fixtures - would like to move that bathroom to my own house. The only downside was the room was near the pool deck/elevators and got a little noisy at night
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Cabin 12528
It was great! Large cabin, large balcony, large bathroom (2 sinks) with tub and great shower. We really liked the built in coffee machine. One nit was that a couple of the closets are not deep enough for a regular hangar. We had a great steward who worked hard, and provided towel animals every night. Another nit was that the bed was a bit firm for my liking.
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Cabin 12526
There are only the two of us and this suite is huge! The bed was very comfortable. The only issue was the noise level from above in the middle of the night. The tile in the bathroom needed a little TLC but it was still a very nice cabin.
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Abandon Ship LetsCruise216
Time to flip the mattresses!
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Cabin 12030

Stateroom data - Suite 12030
Similiar to the NCL STAR there are 24 suites forward of the ships library - 12 on each side.
The first stateroom either side of the library is just like the one on the Star - floor to ceiling
windows and NO Balcony followed by -5- suites with a smaller balcony than I had on the Star -
which was great these were not so invasive of the interior space and instead of a coffee table to
eat room service meals a standard size table with 4 chairs was in place. Another neat feature was the
cordless cell type phone provided for the cabin to take anywhere on the ship.
Forward of the 1 suite with no balcony and the 5 with are 6 more balconyless suites.
At the forward end of Deck 12 are the 4 Deluxe Owner suites with no balcony and floor to ceiling windows.
A note about the suites with balconies - unlike the one I had on the Star with a cover over the deck
these on the Dawn are open with no awing thus are exposed to the weather and other elements.
A privacy element is in play because from Deck 13 above people can view down into your balcony.
While at tender port at Belize the rain was so monsoonish that it fell on my balcony deck and seeped
past the calking to flood the carpet interior. Maintenance came with a wet/dry vacuum and did a number
followed with two giant snail like blower fans to dry it all out.
Other than that the stateroom has all the features that the Star did - double sinks separate shower and bath
closet space in foyer to the bathroom - but I like the more liveable space provided on the Dawn.
The price difference varied around $2000 more for the Balcony. For others reading this review realize
that for that amount of savings one could go up one Deck (13) and get all the fresh airing and viewing.
One last critic - do you recall the running jogging track on the Star running thru the tunnel on Deck 13 ?
On the Dawn this track is moved further aft near the Star Bar and Cagney's. But the die hard runners
still use the old track running right over the first five suites causing a thump a thump a thump of feet
pounding on the ceiling at some of the most inconvenient times of sleeping. NCL tried to inhibit this by
moving some deck lounging chairs in a pattern to discourage this but then even moving the furniture
on the deck caused unpleasant noise - nature of the beast - no satisfactory solution.


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Cabin 12028

Great family suite with balcony. Lots of space. Nicely appointed.


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Cabin 12522
Cabin 12522 is a family suite. The balcony is amazing, and it is not covered, which was a plus since we didn't have to fight for a lounge chair on the deck. Yes, people can lean over an look down onto the balcony, but we never really saw anyone doing that. The main issue we had was at 1 am every morning, the crew must power wash the chairs above us and then drag them and stack them. I am not sure why NCL hasn't stopped this routine due to complaints, but clearly they still do it. The coffee machine is nice, once you figure out how to use it. The murphy bed and pull out sofa were comfy. The shower has a rain shower head which was very nice and the Elemis shampoo etc was nice. Bathroom is large, plenty of closet space. There is a divider that encloses the King bed, but not enough privacy with a family of four.
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Cabin 12526
My wife and I booked the family suite with balcony on the Dawn for a Western Caribbean Cruise. The room was excellent. It is a little over 400sq feet plus an ample balcony with two lounge chairs. The room is in the refurbished section of the ship. Therefore, the bathroom was completely redone with double sink, full shower with rain and hand held jets and a full tube. Very nice bathroom. The living area is spacious for two people. We liked the open plan of the room. It can be divided, but since there were only two of us traveling, we left the room open at all times. A nice dining area and living room seating for four round out the room. Large screen T.V and Keurig style coffee system were also nice additions to the room.
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Cabin 12030
NCL Dawn 9/30 - 10/7 Once A Nurse
Suite 12030 great, quiet location easy access to everything - near pool. Suite is large with a rather small, irregular shaped Balcony. The closet is exceptionally small for a suite this size.
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